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. hi, ron. >> hi, there. >>> we begin with that terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in turkey that left one security guard dead. washington is now warning americans to stay away from diplomat mattic facilities in turkey. abc's nick schifrin is in an caria, turkey, with the latest. >> reporter: u.s. and turkish officials are combing through all of the evidence they can to find out who was behind this. u.s. officials are actually sifting through some of the debris that explosion caused yesterday. now, this bomb could have been much more deadly and it wasn't because of new security. that glass is bulletproof and this gate protects the embassy all of the way around. the building itself is about 500 feet. now, they tell me that they're back at work and across town, there's a funeral for the security guard. the ambassador here today is calling him a hero. >> okay, nick schifrin reporting. >>> wall street is within striking distance of its all-time high. the dow closed above 14,000 for the first time in five years. the benchmark is now just 155 points away from its record high close.
bites will be available at mcdonald's across the u.s. it's the first edition to the happy meal in a decade. fish back bites will be -- fish mcbites will be available through march. >>> pizza hut is offering pizza sliders and can be bought in batches for family hops want to customize their orders with different toppings. >>> coming up, an american mother of two is killed while on vacation and the family is searching for answer. what police are saying. >>> what ad was your favorite from last night and which was the worst? we're blakeing down the super bowl -- breaking down the super bowl commercialings that got the most buzz. >>> all right. let's start off with a look at the weather in the big easy. lots of ravens fans still flying out if they didn't have the red eye. it's a cloudy condition. some rain coming. so evening flights out of new orleans could be tricky. i don't think it will depress anybody's spirit. this is what's coming toward central maryland. some snows out toward frostburg as well all headed in our direction. we'll look for some snow to get in overnight. it will not be heavy as it is in
from the u.s. is unlikely and he dismissed the idea. >> what are the odds of a north american and you were asked, what about you? >> is this abc evening news or comedy central? >> reporter: it will be a momentous and mysterious process set in motion today but the quiet historic words of the servant of the servant of god, as they say, a man who simply decided it was time. >> our thanks to terry moran. >>> coming up next, she's only just cracked her 20s but has her second oscar nod. jennifer lawrence on fame, parties and that slippery ladder of hollywood stardom. [ male announcer ] at his current pace, bob will retire when he's 153, which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on his portfolio. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the act
, but the paperwork was never sent to the u.s. archive to make it official. the overnight was uncovered after fans of the movie "lincoln" looked up mississippi's ratification. so a few weeks ago, mississippi's secretary of state corrected the problem 18 years late. congress did it in 1865, mississippi got to it in 1995 and didn't even get that correct. >> a very wise person said this evening, a state with so many is, and they can't see. >>> a veteran teacher at a central california high school is on admin straytive leave after being accused of stealing from the students. the teacher was caught taking things from backpacks. it was set up by students after some of them discovered things had gone missing. police are looking into whether a crime was committed. if the teacher stole from the students, i think we can say there was a while committed. >>> a big merger in office supplies looks to be in the works. "the wall street journal" reports office max and office depot could announce a deal this week. both have been battered by a weak economy and online competition, as well. six years ago, regulators b
. >>> including that merger, american airlines and u.s. airways announces a massive merger to become the world's biggest airline. it will affect everyone who flies. >>> and we're going to have the latest on the bumpy ride for chuck hagel on capitol hill, as key senators delay the confirmation vote on his nomination of defense secretary. there's been heated hears on whether or not to approve him. >>> and jenny mccarthy defending her cousin, melissa mccarthy, on the critic who savaged melissa on his review of "identity thief." >> coming down on the worst kind of commentary. >> that's coming up. >>> let's get to the breaking news out of south africa. the double-amputee sprinter, oscar pistorius, who captured so many hearts at the london olympics has been charged with murdering his model girlfriend. she was shot four times with his gun in his home. and abc's lama hasan has the latest. good morning, lama. >> good morning to you, george. oscar pistorius is appearing in a south african court right now, being charged with the murder of his girlfriend. police confirms there's no reports of false entry
morning. so you want to tune in for that. >>> after more than a century, the u.s. census bureau decided to drop the word "negro" on forms and surveys. starting next year, it will no longer appear as an option for race. many americans view the word as offensive and outdated. >>> a couple of the san francisco bay area who vanished last month during a biking trip in peru may now be in ecuador. garrett hand and his girlfriend, jamie, boarded a boat to amazon in ecuadoecuador. they had been speaking with friends and family on skype, but all contact stopped january 25th. >> just hanging in there. you know, you don't know what you don't know. and so we're by faith holding on that they're okay. >> the bike tour was supposed to last six months. relatives say they became concerned when the u.s. embassy posted a warning to u.s. citizens about kidnappings. >> there's plenty of cleaning up in parts of texas and oklahoma after record snowfall in those states. the snow was blown around by hurricane force winds across the region yesterday. 20 inches of snow fell on amarillo. at least two deaths are bei
killings in the u.s. eight of the gunmen had a history of mental illness. background check is only as good as the data base used to check a gun buyer's record. consider this. only 12 states actively submit mental health records to the federal data base. the president proposed fixing this by giving states money to improve recordkeeping and by urging doctors to report credible threats of violence to law enforcement. mental health experts say the other key to fixing the problem is identifying and treating those with mental illness at a young age. the white house wants to give states the resources to do that, but that is going to require money and it is also the kind of thing that will take a long time to actually show result. >> a long time. how soon? what is the soonest? >> reporter: well, it's going to take awhile because you have to go in, you have to establish a system, to go in and eidentify people, treat them and give the experts the ability to report who they are concerned about. something they are not normally inclibed to do. >> but the president is out firing up the public, because h
"triumph." the u.s. coast guard monitoring the ship floating dead in the water, 150 miles off the coast of mexico. >> it is adrift. they are operating on emergency power. they're currently in deep water and not near any hazzards no navigation. >> reporter: the ship even bigger than the titanic was bobbing like a 100,000 ton cork after a fire blew out its four engines. normally a sparkling city on the sea, but now conditions are turning horrendous. after 36 hours, garbage is piling up. no air conditioning. many toy lets not working. >> they have no running water, i mean, it's pitiful. >> reporter: brelt. 's wife is aboard. >> they are all crying and hysterical. they want tos go home. >> reporter: life boats from another ship brought food to the crippled "triumph." it's been plagued by engine problems on two of its previous journeys. the stack belched out this black smoke. and jay key posted this warning on facebook. "they have been risking people's lives for months." two years ago, another ship was crippled by an engine fire. the u.s. navy had to chopper in 70,000 pounds of supplies. just moments
though there's more than enough gas and crude oil. american airlines and u.s. airways are expected to announce a merger this week creating the world's biggest airline. the merged company would have 6500 flights a day and nine major hubs. it would be known as american airlines but run by the u.s. airways c.e.o. >>> identity thief stole its way to the top of the box office. it debuted with $37 million despite the blizzard in the northeast. it's the biggest opening so far this year. >>> a distillery is meeting increased demand by watering down its booze because it can't produce enough bourbon enough. the alcoholic content will go from 90 proof to -- [indiscernible] that's america's money. >>> how is baltimore city doing these days? the mayor will set out her state of the city address. >>> we'll have a preview of tuesday's state of the union and the special guests planning to attend. >> it's being called the storm of the century. as must have as 3 feet of snow was dumped on the northeast. we'll have the latest numbers of those left in the dark and what's being done to dig the people ou
will be in the area of the economy and, diane, a big announcement on afghanistan in bringing u.s. troops home. the president will announce that more than half of those now in afghanistan will be home by this time next year. >> going to be a big speech tonight. i want to bring in "good morning america" co-anchor and anchor of "this week" george stephanopoulos, jon will be covering it, we will be here together. how challenging do you expect the president's tone to be? >> reporter: very. with the public approving of his general approach to creating jobs, investing in jobs right now, lowering the deficit over the long-term with a mix of spending cuts and revenue increases. and the president knows there's a big showdown coming up. these automatic across the board spending cuts kick in on march first. government could shout down at the end of march. you talk to both sides right now, that is coming. so, the president wants to make the best case tonight. it will be confrontational. >> and senator rubio is going to be giving the answer from the republicans. what do you expect from that? >> reporter: h
. >>> in the wake of the connecticut shooting and other tragedy a-- tragedies across the u.s. a mental health forum will take place in maryland today. they will talk about what progress has been made in iding and treating mental illness. it will be at anne arundel community college from 9 to 11. >>> five things to know this morning. mayor stephanie rawlings blake will join leaders in tearingdone vacant property -- down vacant property. it aims at enhancing the values of probably in the city and building better neighborhood. >>> the library will have a document signed by abraham lincoln on display for the first time. the presidential appointment signed by the 16th president will be on display only from 11 to 4 in the main hall of the central library. >>> the coast guard will opening a hearing on the sinking of the tall ship bounty. the hms wouldn'ty took on water -- bounty took on water and searching on october 29th. one crew member died and the captain has not been -- sank on october 29th. one crew member died and the captain has not been found. >>> according to a report, released from the universi
about these background checks. >> reporter: last year, there were nine mass killings in the u.s. eight of the gunmen had a history of mental illness. background check is only as good as the database used to check a gun buyer's record. consider this. only 12 states actively submit mental health records to the federal database. the president has proposed fixing this by giving states money to improve recordkeeping. and by urging doctors to report credible threats of violence to law enforcement. mental health experts say the other key to addressing this problem is identifying and treating those with mental illness at a young age. the white house wants to give states the resources to do that. but that's going to require money. and it is also the kind of thing that will take a long time to show results. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. >>> and the president is taking action on two other pressing national issues. he signed a deal to raise the federal borrowing limit, preventing a short-term financial panic. and he meets with lawmakers on ways to reform the immigration system. >>> an iraq wa
committee today about the deadly attack on a u.s. consulate in libya last year. four americans including u.s. ambassador chris stevens died. >>> we're expecting to get an update today on the investigation into boeing 787 dreamliners. the planes have been grounded in the united states and japan because of multiple technical problems including faulty batteries. >>> lawyers for the man convicted of killing chandra levy in 2001 are petitionings for a new trial today. they say one of the prosecution's key witnesses may no longer be considered credible. ingmar was sentenced to 60 years from prison for levy's murder. >>> faces cia director john brennan. he will likely be asked about the leaks of private information. >>> mathers of faith will be discussed in d.c.. the event will provide a venue for president barack obama to deliver his first remarks about america's religious community. >>> well, someone is waking up a lot richer than they were before they went to bed. the powerball numbers were drawn last night. for a jackpot of $270 million. before taxes. we know those winning numbers came out of v
, a provocative step, just days before the u.s. and iran are back at the negotiating table. and tonight, right here, you'll hear from the iranian people with spoke with today, many of whom say they're the ones caught in the middle. allowed rare access to the streets here, today, we went in search of one of the biggest pharmacies in central tehran, having heard life-saving medicine is now running out. >> hello. >> reporter: this doctor runs the pharmacy. >> right now, we are running low on every category of medicine. >> reporter: and he points straight to those tightening u.s. sanctions, meant to force iran's leaders to change course on their nuclear program, now affecting everyone. even patients buying medicine. all of it because money in and out of iran is nearly frozen. but because of that money flow, it has stopped some of the drugs from coming in? >> yes, because you are a manufacturer of a drug, you want your money. when i can't pay you, how can you send the medicine to me? >> reporter: and that's all because of the sanctions? >> that's right. >> reporter: cameras are rarely allowed free
guilty to cha prosecutors have filed felony charges against the former u.s. representative. he's accused of spending more than $750,000 in campaign cash, buying luxury items, memorabilia and other goods. >>> more warnings later today about the financial dangers of sequestration. the pentagon will warn congress that it will furlough many of its 800,000 civilian workers if the sequestration takes effect on march 1st. the president has asked congress to delay the automatic budget cuts. nld and coming up today, lance armstrong is expected to come clean under oath about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. for more than a decade armstrong adamantly denied that he ever used banned banned substances. the u.s. anti-doping agency wants blacklist in an effort to restore cycling. >>> a repairman of a water company is expected to be okay after being hit by a car. this accident all caught on camera. two workers were standing in the middle of the road in missouri, shutting off a water valve when a minivan drove through the intersection. one worker was able to jump out of the way, but the other on
after a heated argument. >>> afghanistan is ordering u.s. forces out of two provinces near the capital. hamid karzai has armed agents have been responsible for torture and murder there. he did not say it was americans doing such things, but he's holding the u.s. responsible for hiring afghan personnel to conduct those operations. >>> and john kerry is on his first visit, the first stop of a ten-day drip through europe. his mission, to get an idea how other nations few world conflicts. >>> back in washington, congress returns to work tomorrow with a giant deadline ahead of them. on friday, $85 billion in automatic across the board budget cuts kick in, unless they can agree on an alternative. so what are the prospects with just five days ago? abc's david kerley reports from the white house. >> reporter: for a change -- bipartisan agreement in washington tonight. but it's acknowledgement that those automatic cuts, which just about everyoobably start friday. >> unless the republicans are willing to compromise and do a balanced approach, i think it will kick in. it will kick in, but you're
was among those killed in the gun battle. >>> the u.s., the u.n. and syria's main opposition group are condemning a deadly car bombing in the syrian capital. 50 people were killed when that bomb exploded in damascus. this comes among growing pressure on syrian president assad to negotiate with rebel groups. >>> president obama is sitting down at the white house today with japan's new leader, prime minister shinzo abay arrived in washington last night, to discuss economic ties and security concerns, including the latest threats from north korea. he is also looking to reinforce the u.s./japan alliance. he is the fifth japanese prime minister during president obama's time in office. >>> police in las vegas are searching for suspects after deadly violence on the famed vegas strip. three people were killed during a gun battle between two luxury cars and a fiery crash that followed. authorities say at least one person in a range rover shot at a maserati that then ran a red light and crashed into a taxi. the taxi burst into flames and the driver and the passenger both died. the driver of
for a time. >> the announcements that will come from the american and u.s. airways airline. we're going to tell you what this means for you the passenger when we come back. >> it's all about the special someone today. the big wedding planned for one special couple that share some doggone good luck. >>> american airlines and u.s. airways have agreed to a merger. together they will create the world's largest airline. the company plans to make that announcement a bit later today. the deal has been in the works now since last year. most experts don't expect that deal to trigger a surge in ticket prices. american airlines has been going under restructuring since going under bankruptcy protection since 2011. >>> five things to know before you head out the door this morning. pope benedict xvi will meet with a group of parish priests in rome today. the retiring pope is expected to talk about the personal experiences as a young reformist back in the vatican council back in the 1960s. pope benedict will step down on february 28th. >>> senate democrat leaders are expected to vote on chuck hagel's
accidents back here in the u.s., as well. in fact, last year alone, 15 of them. this one, just last month in san diego, the view from inside the basket as this balloon crash lands. tonight, abc's cecilia vega with an air balloon pilot who investigated hundreds of crashes. she watched the video with him today. >> reporter: have you ever seen anything like this? >> no, no. happens pretty fast and they're going to hit really hard. jumping off a ten-story building. looking at how much smoke you had and how fast, it looked like it was an intense fire. i would guess the major injuries are occurring there before they get to the ground. >> reporter: they have any chance? >> looking at the flames, i don't think so. >> reporter: from looking at this, do you have any sense of what caused this? >> if i were investigating this, that's the first thing i look at, the aircraft. to see if i can see fuel lines that are clearly not hooked up to the tanks, so you know that would be the culprit. >> reporter: these balloons are so magnificent, you have the beautiful sceneries underneath. this can be dangerous.
and poor economy. but money management skills, even when people know better. >>> u.s. airlines are doing better at delivering you and your luggage. 82% of flights arrive in 15 minutes of the schedule last year. one of the best rates in the past 25 years. and a lower percentage of bags lost than at any time in that period. but fewer planes were flying last year because of the economy. and fewer passengers were checking bags because of the much-beloved fees. >>> and apple says it's nothing wrong with its retail stores except some aren't big enough. some are moving and closing 20 of them to expand. apple is opening 30 additional stores, most outside the u.s. its 400 stores now see about 10 million people a week. and they average $50 million a year in revenue. wow. >>> and now this. join the navy and see a starbucks? there's a fully-functioning coffee shop aboard the "uss boxer." it's called the star boxer. the lattes are made just right. profits will go to the ship's morale, and recreation fund. >> starbucks on every corner. it makes sense there's one out to sea. >> what's next? to the moon
is the most dangerous state for teachers. that's according to the most recent data compiled by the u.s. department of education. the story that is not getting a lot of attention so abc2 news investigators look deeper to find out what is going on inside your child's classroom. teachers bullied in their rooms. tonight at 11, we will hear from one victim beaten so badly it's tough for him to stand up in front of a class. and hear from one school district who promises things are going to change. >>> so if your spet not spade or neutered today is the perfect day to get it done. the mayor proclaimed today world spay day and recognizing the group be more dog for free spaying service for pit bulls and pit bulls mixes therg hoeing -- they are holding a -- they are holding a fund raising event tonight beginning at 5. >>> a floating hospital that traveled all over the world to help those who are in need. and today the usns comfort is heading back out to sea and never returning back to baltimore. abc2 news linda so is live to tell you more about this mission that the navy is calling continuing pro
computers in the u.s. earlier in the day, cook told san francisco conference he "bullish on invasion at apple." netflix is teaming with up dream works to create an original children's series based on turbo which will follow the adventures of a snail who lives race cars. and soon be easier to learn how to snow board. the street board hand control system allows beginers to stop and slow down as needed. smart phone maker vir2 is offering a 10,000 dollar smart phone covered with titanium and feature a crystal is a fire display. no word on what sort of reception the android phone gets but who cares? and those are your tech bites. have a wonderful morning. i am diana perez. >>> new for you this morning super storm sandy is expected to be the second costliest psych clone in our u.s. history damage is estimated at 50 billion dollar. hurricane katrina tops the list at 108 billion. sandy battered the northeast and was blamed for 72 deaths from maryland to new hampshire. more than 600,000 homes in new york and new jersey were damaged or destroyed. >>> one community has come up with a clever wa
not on saturdays, in august the u.s. post office will no longer cards and letter on saturday. you can still get the mail order prescriptions and express mail and of course packages. it's part of the plan to save the cash-strapped postal service $2 billion. after it posted a $16 billion loss last year. some customers are not surprised. >> i do believe it's fine for me. i don't do business on the weekends. >> since 2008 we've seen a steady decline in the use of first-class mail. people pay their bills online. it's simple. it's easy, it's free. you cannot be free. >> the mail will still be delivered to p.o. boxes monday through saturday and you will still be able to mail things at post offices that have saturday hours. >>> well, they laced up the running shoes and tackled more than 1500 steps. that's what more than 1600 people did last night in new york. they took part in the annual empire state building run up. they climbed up 86 flights of stairs from the lobby to the observation deck. it helped raise money for local charities there in the big apple. >>> when there's a lot of snow make some artw
an explosion at the u.s. embassy in turkey. a suicide bomber has killed at least two people. reports a number of others have been wounded. details are coming in. >>> breaking overnight. scare in the air. an alaska airlines pilot passes out in front of passengers mid flight. >> 121 souls on board and approximately 10,000 pounds of fuel. >> the copeelt seizing control. a doctor rushing to the pilot's side. >>> absolutely i'll be singing live. this is what i was born to do. ♪ o, say can you see ♪ by the >> beyonce's bold move. the superstar taking the stage in a block buster press conference. coming clean on what really happened at the inauguration. ♪ >>> and are you ready for robin? >> look that. >> this morning, a very special homecoming for robin roberts as we kick off the biggest "gma" super bowl tailgate party in new orleans. the one and only tim mcgraw, li live. it all starts right now. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to josh and sam down in new orleans this morning. they rode down with robin. back home with her family for the first time since her bone marrow transplant. first,
test under kim jong-un, who said the test is aimed at ferocious u.s. hostility towards north korea. in december, also successfully tested a long-range missile, capable of reaching hawaii. the white house is calling this a highly provocative act. and calling on actions from the international community. there's very little the u.s. or the u.n. can do at this point since strong sanctions are already in place. in fact, this morning, north korea is saying, we will consider search of our ships and other sanctions by the international community as an act of war. and, josh, they say it will bring on relentless retaliatory attacks. >> we will certainly keep our eye on this. martha, thank you for that. >>> meanwhile, there's word this morning of a new poll out, planned for the u.s. forces in afghanistan. the pentagon is reportedly pushing a timetable that would keep some 8,000 troops in the country after the mission officially ends next year. white house advisers have pushed for a more aggressive withdrawal. the president is expected to announce a final decision soon. >>> an outpouring of su
. >>> from beer to wine now, when it comes to the grape, the french are taking a back seat to the u.s. a new study find americans are now the largest consumers of wine in the whole wide world. and domestic production is increasing to keep up with all that demand. wine consumption is decling ingn italy and france. >> in france? awe al >> usa! usa! usa! we are number one in something. >> in boozing. >> 8:00 in the morning when w p get home. nothing wrong with the cocktail bre breakfast. >> it is our happy hour. >> do not judge. uh-uh uh, we don't have a problem. >> here is your friday forecast. heavy snow around the great lakes. a few inches from cincinnati to knoxville. and around washington, d.c. biting cold day across the dakota and midwest. snow in the northern rockies. around boise, seattle and portland. >> in the pacific north west is 0, twin cities, and, indianapolis, sunny to the northeast. god bless america. >>> it's water, i swear. [ laughter ] >> welcome back. many people who wear glasses know all too well, uh-huh. that they can get pretty pricey. but just how much would you pay to
-labeled as the most lethal sniper in u.s. military history was gunned down in texas. he was the man dubbed as america's deadliest sniper. a member of navy team s.e.a.l. 3 shooting targets the length of 21 football fields away. chris kyle, who served four combat deployments, and earned seven medals of bravery shot saturday at the place where he should have felt most at home, a texas gun range along with his neighbor. >> tap, racked, bang. >> reporter: audiences know kyle from the reality show "stars and stripes" and from his "new york times" best-selling book, "american sniper," reportedly shot down more iraqi insurgents than anyone else. >> you were so well known by the iraqi insurgents you were fighting, they put a $20,000 bounty on your head. is that right? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: kyle helped vets cope with ptsd and reintroducing them to firearms. on guns.com, he explained the difficulty of returning for more. >> you don't have an identity, you have to learn a whole new way to act. >> reporter: now we're learning he may have been killed by a man he was trying to help. authorities have arrested 25
. how everyday people are coping with shortages of medicine. you can talk about the u.s. and iran going at it, but as always, it's the everyday citizens caught in the middle. that story does a great job of pointing out just how it impacts everyday life. just the basics like medicine. >> you hear about sanctions and it doesn't mean anything until you see a story like this. >> there's policy, and there's real tif and policy's impact on that. >>> and getting through. how science teachers are turning to popular music. how this class act is helping students finally take interest. >> i wish i had this earlier in the week. whatever it takes. however you get the message across, the fact that it gets across is a good thing. >>> but first, leading once again with weather. a monster of a storm is dumping snow in the middle of the country and spawning killer tornadoes. >> hemphill, texas area was hit hard. and it's far from over, as severe weather warnings are up across a big section of the country this morning. our coverage begins with abc's brad wheelis. >> reporter: old man winter just keeps rol
against standard and poors and mcgraw hill. >> reporter: they are being blamed for pushing the u.s. economy to the brink. calling the conduct e dpreeious, eric holder said they lied about the value of financial security. >> we allege by knowingly issuing ratings which misrepresented the credit worthiness, s&p misled investors. >> reporter: he said they were driven by profits. the result is from a four-year investigation by two government lawyers who also accused s&p bosses of ignoring warnings from the staff. they said that proves s&p new they were giving high ratings to mortgages that were virtually worthless. >> it's sort of like buying sausage from your butch are. he assures you this was made fresh that morning and safe. what he doesn't tell you -- what he doesn't tell you is it was made with meat he knows is rot ton. >> reporter: he said the doj lawsuit is without factual or legal merit, adds that could predict it. >> this is first amendment speech. we're protected. >> reporter: questions have been raised why the government is singling out s&p, implying it could be because of t
in the u.s. alone this sunday. for 80 years now, clydesdale horses have been much more than just the branded mascot for budweiser. they've been part of the family. >> hey, momma. >> jeff napper runs the company's multi-million-dollar operation that breeds, feeds, and trains these mammoth horses from the time they're born to the time they've pulled their final wagon. it's more than just a job for him. the horses are his life. >> come over and say hi. >> the company is committed to the clydesdales because they represent the tradition and the heritage and the quality that goes into everything that we do, and for the company to get it done and get it done the right way, it's got to be in-house. and this is a big operation for us. it's a significant investment. >> jeff's team takes care of the daily needs of 175 clydesdales around the country. >> there's a future clydesdale right in here, right? >> a future clydesdale right in here. i'm thinking that this girl is ready to get the little fellow on the ground. >> we're close with her? >> yeah, we're close. >> reporter: an operation that
before the financial crisis the dow is up almost 7% sin the start of the year. u.s. pickup truck sales are expected to soar topping 1.7 million. pickups haul in most of the earnings for the companies 90 ears for ford and 2/3 for general motors. zombies swarmed the box office thanks to help from teenage girls who are not interested in football. warm bodies took the top spot with 20 million in the opening weekend. and when the lights went out during the superbowl, several advertisers rose to the occasion using twitter. oreos says the cookie is fun to dunk in the dark and tide says you can get your blackout but we can get your stains out. that's america's money. i am rob nelson. >>> you're watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >> baltimore we are coming home baby. we did it. >> you are waking up this morning with a big smile on your face. the ravens are world champions. good morning maryland. it's a glorious monday morning. thanks for joining us i am
. tonight our two u.s. senators say federal help is on the way. the department of housing and urban development will be 8.6 million dollars in grant money to help the shore. the moneywill likely be used to fix damaged homes, roads and bridges it looks like we'll have to wait to find out what the boy scouts of america will do about the policy to exclude gay people. the decision was supposed to be made this week, instead they say that the complexity of the issue is causing a delay. >> we may not have gone over the fiscal cliff however the government is still looking at the possibility of major cuts. some agencies are letting employees know there could be cuts across the board. thedepartment of transportation sent out a letter explaining those impacted would get at least one month's notice. abc2news is working for you tonight trying to explain what could happen to our military if congress doesn't act by march first. eight hundred americans could be furloughed for twenty-two days. there could be cuts in training and naval operations would slink whic zing. this is a real complicated an
the motive. kyle was one of the most skilled snipers in u.s. history. he once shot a target more than a mile away. a highly decorated navy seal, seven medals. kyle also knew the difficulties service members faced when they came home. >> you don't have an identity. >> reporter: so he dedicated himself to helping returning vets who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. >> chris had a difficult time tran sessioning himself. i think that's a big reason why he cared so much. >> reporter: police believe kyle was trying to help ross at the gun range -- help routh at the gun range. >> some type of therapy. >> reporter: over the last diagnosis cade over 70,000 service members have been diagnosed with ptsd. >> was constantly feeling nervous. constantly felt like something bad would happen. >> reporter: it's still too soon to say if ptsd was involved in the murder. >> an average of one american soldier died from suicide every day last year according to new statistics out from the pentagon. the 325 deaths set a new record. the army officials said the number exceeded those in afghanistan during t
beginning at 10. rallies have taken place across the u.s. to current calls for tempered gun control. >> hattie harrison will lay in stays state and died last week at the 84. she will be laid to rest on monday. >>> a hearing is scheduled for today and the man accused of killing another person outside a chinese carry-out. he is charged with furredder of freddie jones junior. >>> a schedule meety of the sandy hook advice have i commission. members will meet next friday. >>> rains linebacker one of several ravens planes featuring in a antibullying campaign. you will see that beginning at 2 this afternoon on abc2. >>> now, maryland's most accurate forecast. >> all right. let's talk about what's going on right now. satellite and radar picking up on the rain coming in across the area. that's the majority of what we are getting this morning. we have freezing rain across a lot of parts that also a within they -- wintery mix with sleet and snow around carroll and frederick county. this will switch over to rain as we go through the afternoon and switch to snow as it -- it begins begins to wind
to do about it. >> the cash strapped u.s. postal service is making cut backs. find out what this means for your delivery. >>> there's a happy ending for one family affected by the russian pay do son ban. >> on the weather front we continue to track a system in the texas arkansas area headed our way for friday. what will it men for us? that's straight ahead. >>> we start out with an update. jurors convicted michael johnson for killing phylicia barnes. barnes was a 16-year-old teenager visiting her sister in baltimore when she disappeared. her body was found months later near the conowingo dam. barnes' family said justice was served. johnson will spend 30 years behind bars. >>> a mother took her daughters to the ravens celebration yesterday at m&t bank stadium. she said aggressive fans pushed her into their section, trampling children. the mother left early due to safety concerns. >>> a pikesville woman was found dead, stabbed to death with two small children inside. a 33-year-old man is in custody. he was found after a tactical unit entered the apartment and found him walking along reis
of cyber war fair. akoording to an intelligence report, the u.s. is a target of a massive possibility of information being stolen from major u.s. industries. the white house is expected to issue an executive order this week to establish a volunteer system aim at helping big companies share threat information with the government. >>> as we head back to work this week, yet another gas spike at the gas stations. the national average now standing at $3.59 a gallon. prices well over $4 in states lycra xwrauz of higher oil prices. and pipeline maintenance. >>> and finally the national anthem that went oh, so horribly wrong at one minor league hockey game. take a look. that's the fellow that handles the mascot for the bakersfield condo condors. fell on the ice. and the 29-pound bird was -- waernding. as you might expect, vultures not used to spending time in the rink. on to boards. on to the bench. and i don't blame those big, tough hockey players for getting on to the ice. they say the bird's got a ten-foot wingspan. >> they have all that padding on. >> he walked up the tunnel and benched h
the u.s. geological survey has detected a 4.89 magnitude earthquake. south korea is trying to test if north korea has conducted a nuclear test. >> we have a new video out tonight of a gun control ad featuring former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords. . giffords. >> the ad was produced by a political action committee formed by giffords and her husband. both of them are out spoken about the need for gun control. lawmakers are working for ways to tighten laws, enact new ones and try to prevent shootings like the one in newtown. >> saying he no longer had the mental or physical strength to carry on. pope benedict is the first in centuries to resyne. >> cardinal o' bryan will take part in the picking of the new pope. an italian photographer captured lightening striking st. peters facility within hours of the announce. being made. . >> his heroism is getting the thanks of a greatful nation. . >> coming up, a touching moment during today's ceremony. >> and our morning wave of precipitation clearing out now but an additional wave expected to roll in by wednesday. we'lltalk a
in to another attack on a u.s. embassy. >> what would jesus do when it comes to tipping? we'll be right back. >>> woke up to snow this morning, probably going to wake up to more on your super sunday. details straight ahead and abc 2's most accurate forecast. >>> arundel county executive has resigned in a letter that took up half the page, leopold explained he will be stepping down immediately, saying he acknowledged errors in judgment. he was convicted this week in a misconduct trial, sentence insides march, the county's chief administrative officer will remain acting county executive. >>> police say one teenager is dead and another is seriously wounded in harford county. a neighbor was taking out the trash and heard someone
penn state's football program. >> that report, 238 pages. and they hired a former u.s. attorney general and pennsylvania governor to do the report. basically it says it's a full-on attack of the freeh report, calling it a rush to justice. >> they're basically dismissing the whole thing. >> complete injustice. >> and joe's wife, who you saw there and can see today, wrote in a letter friday to former penn state players that her late husband was a moral disciplined man who never twisted the truth to avoid bad publicity. you have to wonder from a pr perspective, since people are so sickened, whether her coming out will change any opinions or not. >>> moving on now, near san diego a 12-year-old middle school student has been taken into custody, accused of threatening to shoot a teacher and 23 classmates. the 7th grader was admitted to the hospital for evaluation. the boy allegedly made threat in ape-mail to the school. the attack was supposed to take place today. >>> a troubling new report says the u.s. is the target of widespread computer crime that could cost the economy tens of billions o
squadron moves. >> there is possible simultaneous explosions. >> reporter: gotten word that two u.s. troops wounded in suicide bombing in kandahar. they know the city is still under attack but the members of elite squadron known don't wais second, in a specially equipped helicopter. >> it's you were be urban opes. >> reporter: they are winging into danger to save the americans. they find a landing site and with a trail helo providing cover from above the injured are loaded. as they take off they are already performing triage but it is tough to dress slal nhrapnel you're flying emergency wound is under fire. the helicopter drops flares to avoid potential heat-seeking missiles and sprints back to base to delifrt injured into an awaiting ambulance. just another day at the office them, they work under the humble motto "that others may live." they're a special breed, trained paramedics, highly skilled warrior,able to find their way in and out to rescue a wounded souldi soldier under any chchbs. >> it's worth it to risk your life to save another life, it's worths worth it to help get that guy hom
. he's the president's choice to head up the u.s. treasury but he's haunted by a stint at the wall street bank that received a massive taxpayer bailout and whose investors lost millions. >>> fighting for "lincoln". she's up for oscar number three. tonight, sally field tells us about her fight to play the president's wife. >> keep it right here, america. "nightline" is back in just 60 seconds. >>> from new york city, this is "nightline" with cynthia mcfadden. >> good evening, and thanks for joining us. tonight, a four-day pleasure cruise turned hellish ordeal. 4,200 people are being towed back to shore tonight trapped aboard the carnival cruise ship that lost power in the gulf of mexico sunday. the passengers onboard describe nightmarish scenes of squalor. >> reporter: tonight, stranded at sea. as seen today from above, the carnival triumph being towed to port in mobile, alabama. it is day four of what has turned into the holiday from hell for the more than 4,000 people onboard. bethany is aboard, they spoke briefly before the phone cut out. >> all you hear on those phone calls is c
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. >> baltimore has been invited to bid. we are one of the 35 cities that received a letter from the u.s. olympic committee. baltimore could potentially submit a bid. the question is is the city capable of hosting and managing such a massive event. we want to know what you think? should baltimore be an like destination. head to abc2news.com/facebook. we are hearing opinions on both sides. some say this would be a disaster. others say it would be a boost for tourism. >>> we have an update to some breaking news. more explosive testimony today in the bail hearing of the like hero accused of murdering his goi. prosecutors say they have witnesses who heard nonstop shouting and fighting and one witness saw lights on at the time of the shots. those claims contradict what oscar pistorius has said. he said he accidentally shot his girlfriend through the bathroom door mistaken her for an intruder. >>> all new tonight, washington dysfunction is back. it's about your money, tax dollars, we have the very latest. >> reporter: the clock is ticking. just nine days until $85 billion in federal spending cuts could
, there are more than a half million poly amorous arrangements in the u.s. for jiya, that means limitless love. >> i stopped searching for the one. i can have the one and the one and the one. >> unlike polygamy like in hbo's big love -- >> we think it is time to move. >> you're all ganging up on me. >> where one man marries multiple women -- this means many loves. it is an open arrangement for both the men and the women. >> the house is a little backwards. all the bedrooms are downstairs instead of upstairs. when it comes to intimacy, we schedule it. >> like on a calendar. >> yeah. and sometime we have spontaneous moments but i like scheduling it because i can look forward to it. >> i know how you like massage. >> we can do red hot touch massages. >> for years, they were the primary couple. >> is it hard to share someone that you love that much? >> it can be. it can be tough. >> ironically, even though jon did not want a child -- when amon was born, he quit his job to take care of him full time. jiya has her two lovers. how do the men feel about each other? >> would you two be friends if it wa
,000 health professionals are listed on the u.s. department of health and human services public default page. it showcases doctors and dentists who went to medical school on your dime and didn't pay back special health education assistance loans they got from the federal government even decades after graduating. >> they have no current ability to repay. >> reporter: it's rod's job to get your tax tlars back. >> that's our goal to collect on the obligation, the promise they made. >> reporter: in some cases they just won't pay up. that's how they end up on the list. 17 maryland doctors and dentists have the distinction owing $3.2 million in principal interest and fine. press's share is $209,000 dating back to 198 #. others owe $14,000 or a half million in change. some have been on the hook since 1979. you're supposed to pay back what you owe. >> reporter: sarah white is paying and she doesn't make a doctor's sal ray. he's a public servant, a single mom but every month she makes a payment to the federal loans she took out to attend the university of maryland. even when she was hurt in the line
move into bel air. you see a sapphire sky, a few from charm city run and at the u.s. naval academy, not a bad day at all as we observe washington's birthday. take a look at some of the current conditions right now. basically we'll skip past that. right hard 40 degrees. take a look at some of the conditions neighborhood by neighborhood. i'm skipping head. let me see if i can back up and show you what we'll be looking for tomorrow has we kick off the day. looks like eventually in the upper 40s a potential icy mix from glen el west seeing a little bit of a wintry mix. same deal as we take you into carroll county tomorrow, maybe a brief icy mix going over to rain quickly early in the morning right around the westminster zone going west. for much of the state, much of the hear conditions will be in the form of rain tomorrow. so take a look at the setup. clear across the region. a few clouds beginning to edge. the trend showing increasing clouds overnight. as we bring this in, again, starting off at 9:00 in the morning starting to edge its way in through hagerstown and sleet and changing
at the wind chill map for the northern u.s. still in full winter mode. 26 above in baltimore. those cold temperatures will continue to settle in tonight, less wets but still struggle to get out of the 30s. as we go beyond thursday. >>> friday we're stuck in the 30s. that's when the weather maker comes in with marginal temperatures. looks like things stay unsettled saturday with cold rain. the approaching storm system toward the four corners, it will develop as we push into friday night. this will linger into our saturday, kind of a slow moving system. if the storm stricts a lot, that -- strengthens a lot, that could pull am more cold air. tonight 21. the biting bries continues. tomorrow 38. that's it for your two-degree guarantee. tomorrow night cold, mid-20s. here's a look at the next few days. things changing late friday into saturday. cold, raw. we'll call it wintry showers. then hams we go beyond that into the second half of the weekend some improvement has things trend slightly milder, mid to upper 40s sunday and monday. we drop the temperatures down into the middle part of next wee
, the backlog at the regional office. joined by u.s. secretary of veterans affairs for the press conference. >>> let's get a check on the weather. that could be a big story today. hopefully it won't impact you morning commute. over to lynette charles to find out. >> keeping our fingers crossed that the morning commute is going to be okay. ahead of the front we are looking at wet weather. wet weather in terms of rain and also freezing rain, and even some sleet mixing in. this is a story through time, we can see it's towards the west here, entering the region. because of this, there is a winter storm advisory for these areas. advisorys here shaded in the blue color. we are not in that. we are dealing with rain, that's what we are going to be dealing with through the rest of the morning in to the afternoon. we will pick up on the winds, now, not bad around baltimore b along the eastern shore, the winds, 9 miles an hour, we will have 10- 15 miles per hour through the remainder of today. let me show you the temperatures quickly, we are going to be dealing with chilly temperatures, as long as we
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going on here. >> reporter: subic bay was home to a u.s. naval base for 50 years, providing a boon to the prostitution industry. >> it's going to feed their whole family for weeks. [ bleep ] enjoy it, man. don't get too wrapd up in your head about it. >> reporter: to see how easy it is for americans to find underaged girls we visited a neighboring town 45 minutes from subic bay. it takes less than half an hour before we are approached by this woman who offers not just young girls but virgins. how many girls do you have? and for each one it is $750. we will talk about it and maybe come back and see you. later that night we meet the woman and the girls near a busy intersection. how old are you? 15. and you? 14. you're in school. what grade are you in? second. so eighth grade. you look very nervous. don't be scared. it's okay. this is your aunt? >> yeah. >> this is your aunty. she loves you? >> yeah. very much. >> why is she asking you to do this? >> because, you know, we need money, that's why. >> they just give to the filipino man who don't have job, lazy. it's -- >> reporter: that
. they are set to take place on march 1st unless congress acts. federal workers are getting ready but u.s. lawmakers won't see change in the 174,000 dollar a year paycheck. they are exept from this. but some are wondering should they feel the pinch too. do you think you should take a pay kurt? >> certainly. we are in this together and suffering. >> reporter: you think members of congress should take a pay cut. >> no i don't think they should raise the pay. >> reporter: they are not going to raise the pay. that's good to new. you know what the first rule of law is. don't protect yourself. if they take effect next week 2 million workers face untill-- >>> 6:35 right now. for most students the after scone routine involves homework but there's debate whether it's really good idea. in howard county middle cool it offers a homework club and gaithersburg eliminated homework. instead, student read for 30 minutes every night. tonight at 11, sherrie johnson looks at homework and whether or not it's necessary and the impact on a student's education. that story coming up tonight at 11. local high scho
, official bs now say the whole thing may have been a hoax. >> the u.s. coast guard sols spended the search after find nothing trace of a couple, their 4-year-old son and his cousin. the search started sunday after a distress call came in about a sinking kale boat. it has already cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. >> we have a warning for young women from breast cancer experts. why more women are getting diagnosed with late stage cancer. >> at least three dead from the storm making its way across the country. >> we have the list. here it comes. consumer reports releasing its list of the top 10 cars. find out if yours made the cut. no a new study finds more young people are being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. it's less common in women 25 to 39 but it's occurring more frequently. the increase is small but sifnlgt the young women diagnosed are presenting at a young stage. when young women develop breast cancer they typically have a family history. >> the predisposition to cancer can be passed down from one generation to the next. and those families can be identified because they d
description, black male in his 50s. that's a little bit older than the typical robbery u.s. maybe that will give police something to look at. they are working with hospital security to try to investigate the case. once again, two people robbed inside mercy hospital around 1:00 this afternoon. police now looking for the suspect. live in downtown baltimore, christian schaffer, website whoib schaffer -- abc2 news. >> hundreds had to be evacuated from the johns hopkins medical building. >> a dozen people got sick. we have the latest on this hazmat situation. >> reporter: at this point they're not sure exactly what touched off the situation here at this building here in hampden. here's what we do know so far. this happened just before 10:00 this morning. one person, city fire crew were called here. one person said they were ill. when the crews got here, when ems got here they found several people were sick. 10 people were taken to the hospital, problems with breathing. they're trying to figure out what was going on. they still haven't determined it. in fact, they tested the building fo
quickly. if you look further down in the southeastern u.s. coast, more moisture is feeding up the coastline so more rain possible during the early part of the dwa tomorrow and some of this could be freezing rain through daybreak. what happensto freezing rain is it pushes down -- the milder air helps push that down to the surface. overnight tonight and even if you have an early 5:00 or 6:00 a.m. trip, this could be dicy for you. winter weatheradvisories have been extended north now. all of our counties with that advisory. freezingwedge of air has sunk southeast into the sate. we're one below freezing at bwi. across theeastern shore we're one or two above freezing. it's beenbitter cold the last few days so ground temps have been hovering around freezing. this is the leading edge of a more significant round of showers that could come in the morning. it may start off as more of an icy situation but it will change over to rain as we push toward midday tomorrow and then we're clearing out into the day sunday. so improving weather over the weekend. tonight downto 31, more rain and ic
rating. wait times are getting better. there were 42 tarmac delays longer than three hours on u.s. domestic flights as far as -- that's down 50 delays in 2011. you can do better than that. >>> we have new information on the where the richest americans live they live in the suburbs southern keck cut has highest cons -- he conduct cut has the highest cons -- connecticut has the highest concentration of wealthy homes and silicone valley came in second. >>> the manhunt for a former l l.a. police office are may be over. >> where the man accused of going on a killing spree may have been hiding and why police believe they may have found their fugitive. >> reporter: an officer is shot in the head during a training exercise. i am linda so live at shock trauma. we will have an update on the officer's condition. >> and many of you have been begging for the snow. i will tell you when and where we could get it coming up. >> reporter: and 695 in baltimore national pike i am tracking delays and we will let you know where else there is congestion coming up on good morning maryland. >>> we are wo
it getting broken when they ship it back to the u.s. >>> it's monday, time for the "rtm" ipad mini giveaway. >> you need monday's buzz word. you have to be 18 or older to enter. >> when we give you monday's buzz word. head to our facebook page. if you're using a mobile phone or tablet. go to the first post on our facebook page and tap on the mobile link. >> the buzzword for monday is "sweetheart." head over to facebook.com/"right this minute" and hit the mobile link. >> and enter s-w-e-e-t-h-e-a-r-t for your chance to win an ipad mini. good luck, everybody. >>> five instruments, one tune. one baby band. >> see how this little guy puts on one cool show. >>> nick, the youtube description in this one reads joe decided to fall asleep on our road trip when i asked him not to. naturally, what happens next? >> duty's prank each other all the time when you fall asleep in the car. >> this is a bunch of dudes, so you know a prank is coming. the guy is the pranker. you see he shows us joe. joe, totally conked out. he shows us that they're parked. he shows us what they're parked in front of. it's a tre
trouble because seals are protectsed under the u.s. mammal protection act which makes it illegal to harass, capture, collect, hunt or kill animals like seals. >> i hope they find them. >>> all right, everybody. it's almost time for us to give away an ipad mini. >> that's right. you're going to need thursday's buzzword. don't forget you have to be 18 or older to enter. >> thursday's buzzword in just a bit. >> good luck, everybody. >>> it's that time of the year where we can't get enough snow and ski videos, but i have a couple of fails. this one is on a beautiful mountain. you can see the snow looks spectacular. >> fluffy powder. >> yep. this guy up here is getting ready because he's about to attempt a backflip in this little dip. >> oh! he looks like a rag doll. >> i don't think he secured his skis on to his boots. >> looked like his skis came flying off before he even went out. like a yard sale in midair. >> what just happened? >> that might be the greatest video in a while. >> ever. >> that one got me. >> that's a good one. >> that's good stuff. >> another really good one. pay attention
in the caribbean on a u.s. coast guard ship when a jayhawk helicopter needs to get some gas. instead of landing, turning the engines off and taking all that time, they do what's called a hot refuel. they drop the line down from the side of the helicopter. the guys down on deck tie the fuel line to the wench. they pull it back up to the helicopter and one of the crewman on board the jayhawk reaches out and starts fueling this helicopter in midair. >> you get a little too close, those blades cut right into the ship. this becomes a weird crash and shipwreck. >> go too far away while connected like that, the hose could burst and gas shoots everywhere. >> your mind goes to all the different horrible things that could go wrong but it doesn't and it works. >> the reason they do these kinds of hot refuels because it takes time to shut the helicopter down and fire it back up. if you're out doing over water rescue missions you need all the time you can. >> if they need a candy bar and soda, do they throw that to them too? >> what do you do if you're flying a small ultralight plane and need gas? if you're
'm in the mezzanini, there's a very good chance i won't be winning. >> reporter: knono actor playinn u.s. president has won an academy award. if daniel day-lewis doesn't win the best actor, you'll hear the screams emanate to where you are. >> abc's oscars coverage begins tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern. 4:00 pack. on monday "good morning america's" oscar party with the stars. >>> and the forecast for the red carpet is positive for the day. let's get more on that from ginger zee. >> it's slightly windy. but let's start in worcester, massachusetts, they have had already three feet this month. they're getting more, three to five inches today. some snow in portland, maine, too. boston, just a little bit. that's going to pull away. temperatures behind it, aren't too terrible. pittsburgh, 36. 35 for detroit. here's that wind i was talking about. until 3:00 p.m., los angeles has a wind warning, advisories are out around the region. something to note, if you do plan on watching, some of the hair blowing around and some of the dresses, too. morning, 50s. afternoon high, 71. >> we'll take a look at some of the
, as they get ready to head into negotiations over the nuclear program with the u.s. and other nations. abc's david muir has just arrived and joins us now from tehran. good morning, david. >> reporter: robin, just to hear your voice, half a world away, enough to make us smile. the whole crew here, behind the camera, welcoming you back, even here in iran. as you mentioned, robin, it's a critical moment here. we're inside this country because u.s. sanctions against this economy have crippled the economy here. and just days away, now, from iran returning to the negotiating table over its nuclear program. as you point out, in a rare move, they've allowed us in to report from the streets of tehran. this is a tenuous time here, just days before iran returns to the nuclear negotiating table with the u.s. and others, since talks collapsed eight months ago. this morning, as we drove through this city of 12 million, it is a city squeezed, not only by the traffic, but by the economic sanctions, led by the u.s. some of the cars clogging these streets, tripling in price. it's groceries, medicine, if you
. killed more of the enemy than any sniper in u.s. military history. he talked about the transition from war to home just weeks ago. >> you don't have an identity. you have to learn a whole new way to act. >> reporter: he volunteered to help vets suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. police believe he was trying to counsel eddie ray routh at a gun range over the weekend. >> the suspect's mother may have reached out to mr. kyle to help her son. that might be why they were at the range for some type of therapy. >> reporter: shooting practice turned deadly saturday when the young former marine snapped. turning his gun on the snirp he reportedly idolized. allegedly shooting him and his friend, 35-year-old chad litt littlefield, at point blank range. he stole kyle's pickup truck and led police on chase. >> tap. rack. >> reporter: kyle could hit targets the length of 21 football fields way found success at home, too. he was a best-selling author. he writes about killing so many iraqi insurgents they nicknamed him the devil and put a $20,000 bounty on his head. he said the biggest acco
across the u.s. >> sam, thank you. >>> we're going to turn to the carnival cruise ship nightmare. it is finally over. after five days drifting without power in the gulf of mexico, "the triumph" docked in mobile, alabama, overnight, with over 4,000 passengers onboard. we're going to talk to several of them live in a moment. first, let's go to abc's matt gutman. matt, i can only imagine relief when the huge ship behind you hit land. >> reporter: good morning, george. being so close to "the triumph," you get a sense of the scale involved here and the difficulty in towing this city, floating on the sea, 350 miles in the gulf of mexico. but this morning, it's about the end of the ordeal. and the people getting off the ship. those that cheered, who unfurled a banner that read, sweet home alabama. overnight, the sweet taste of terra firma. >> great to be back in america and on land. >> reporter: just before midnight, more than 3,000 passengers stranded for 8 days at sea, began spilling out of the ship. some angry. >> it was degrading. demoralizing. they want to insult us by giving us $5
being filed against him in the u.s. he spoke from the embassy in london where he was granted asylum in june. his supporters in australia have put his name in the run for the senate. >>> pope benedict is behind closed doors for traditional lenten prayer. thousands gathered yesterday to say goodbye to the pope. he will host his last blessing next sunday followed by a nine general audience on february 27th, the day before he officially steps down. >>> an amazing fact about friday's meteor strike in russia. shockwaves were felt by nuclear sensors halfway around the world. friday's mid-air explosion over central russia had the force of 30 hiroshima nuclear bombs. more than half of the glass that was broken has been replaced. several so-called meteor pieces are already on sale on ebay, but as the saying goes, buyer beware. >> 1 million square feet of glass shattered when that hit. >> that is incredible. i need to go to my backyard and get some rocks. >> some meteor rocks. >> of course. let me clarify. >>> just a week after getting slammed by that monster blizzard, parts of the northeast a
company executives face criminal charges in connection with one of the deadliest salmonella outbreaks in u.s. history. nine people died in 2009, after eating products from peanuts from the peanut corporation of america. investigators found unsanitary conditions including mold and roaches at the plant. this case serves as a warning to other food companies not to put profits before safety. >>> and there's proof this morning this year's flu shot isn't doing a very good job protecting those who need it most. overall, the vaccine's been about 56% effective. similar to previous years. but when it comes to senior citizens, that effectiveness dips to only 9% against the toughest strain. experts admit we need a better vaccine. but insists the flu shot is your best bet to stay healthy. >>> and former illinois cop drew peterson has been sentenced to 38 in prison for killing his wife. he could be charged for killing his fourth wife. before sentencing, there was a rare outburst. peterson, i did not kill kathleen. >>> and finally, what do you young kids think? take a look at this. some guys in california
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